Very few know but if you buy logs stacked in a crate they have all originated from Latvia or Russia! Low timber prices and labour costs in these countries mean that they have the resources to stack logs in crates and ship them over to the UK for resale by merchants. To us the seems madness, when we as a nation have enough timber to manage our woodlands properly and replant the felled trees. (Something that surely is questionable in other countries). It is law in the UK that does not allow woodland to be felled and not replanted, all of which is managed by the forestry commission. All our logs are sourced from woodlands within Cheshire and surrounding counties, and to achieve our Grown in Britain status timber is only sourced from managed woodlands meaning those felled are replaced with new trees.
Even though Latvia and Russia may have cheap resources, by the time the timber is shipped to the UK you will find in many cases that our UK stock is better value for money – so its a win win situation, buying British supports our economy, looks after the UK woodlands and is better for your pocket !